Donor Delegation

You are invited to travel to Nicaragua!

Many of CEPAD’s most loyal supporters who make amazing things happen in Nicaragua have few opportunities to visit and see the work they continue to support. We want to invite anyone who has helped provide resources to training the rural communities CEPAD serves to be part of this trip.

Come renew your love for Nicaragua and see the work that YOU have made possible! Please also invite others who you think might want to commit to supporting the work of CEPAD after visiting.

Dates: 2019 Dates to be determined

Cost: $975

General Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Nicaragua! CEPAD will transport you from the airport to Hotel Europe, a boutique hotel in the heart of Managua.

Day 2: Meet with staff and leaders at CEPAD’s offices to learn more about CEPAD’s history and work in Nicaragua. Receive an afternoon tour of Managua and return to your hotel for supper.

Day 3: Meet with local leaders in the area of Jinotepe to learn about the transformative work that your donations have made possible in community agriculture and other programs. Return to the hotel for dinner.

Day 4: Meet with other communities to see the impact YOU have made.

Day 5: Spend the morning with participants in the village of San Francisco Libre and share lunch with community members before returning to Managua.

Day 6: Get a tour of Granada, a colonial city in Nicaragua with a European feel as it was settled by Spaniards in 1524. We will take a boat tour into the Lake of Nicaragua to experience some wildlife and view islands in the largest lake in Central America. Eat lunch in Granada, spend time at the handicrafts market in Masaya, and visit the Masaya Volcano.

Day 7: Enjoy breakfast at your hotel prior to your departure. Transportation will be arranged according to your travel plans.

If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact Emily Hewes at

Here is what past travelers say:

“I highly recommend this trip. I gained a vastly more in depth understanding  of the great work that CEPAD does. And you don’t just hear about it, you are privileged to see some of it and meet the people. That’s the best part. The itinerary is a nice mix of learning and interesting sight seeing with companionable  and fine people. We were well cared for, the hotel is comfortable and the food good and ample. You should go on this trip if you can. I have been enjoying it in retrospect ever since.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ~Kathleen

“The ‘Donors Appreciation’ trip was especially gratifying for us.  We got to see first hand what our donations have accomplished over the last 30 plus years.  We were very impressed by the organization and dedication of the CEPAD staff and volunteers – something you can’t see from thousands of miles away.  The best parts were seeing the differences in the culture, infrastructure, economic progress, political stability, and general improved standard of living for the many citizens with whom CEPAD has had contact since my mission trips there nearly 30 years ago.  The newsletters and vignettes are important and informative, but nothing can compare to an actual visit to see the conditions and successes firsthand.  We highly recommend a continuation of this type of visit to Nicaragua.”

~Ken and Wanda